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  1. A story behind dissident's assumed name

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2008 with a fake passport using that name. Last week he was jailed by a mainland court for nine years for attempted financial fraud. Wang Xingxiang was also the real name of Zhang Hongbao, founder of the banned Zhong Gong qi gong organisation on the mainland, who died in mysterious circumstances in a car accident in the United States in 2006. Zhang reportedly left behind assets ...

  2. Freed from jail, Zhang will guard goal for HK

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Controversial goalkeeper Zhang Chunhui will get his first outing for Hong Kong against India in their international friendly tonight at Hong Kong Stadium. Zhang, originally ... handle this well.' Zhang was delighted with his recall. 'This is going to be my first match for Hong Kong so of course I feel very excited,' said Zhang. 'I have yet to reach ...

  3. Gang of Four member Zhang Chunqiao dies

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Zhang Chunqiao, a member of the Gang of Four during the Cultural Revolution in the late 1960s and mid 1970s which triggered unprecedented political upheaval in China, has died of cancer in Beijing. He was 88. According to a brief Xinhua report yesterday, Zhang died on April 21. He was described as 'a main criminal of the counter-revolutionary clique' led ...

  4. ... while husband Zhang's underground writings defy the civil tone of the state's cultural watchdogs

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... Michael Standaert If prominent 'underground' playwright Zhang Xian gets a knock on his Shanghai door and a visit by the authorities one evening, he'll be expecting it- ... shrugging his tall frame. 'I'm still expecting them.' If Zhang is a bit paranoid, somewhat crazy, or spot-on correct, he doesn't know- but the precedent is already there. Due ...

  5. Officials made staff buy books they wrote

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in late 2008 by the Changsha Intermediate People's Court for taking bribes valued at more than 31 million yuan and failing to account for 9 million yuan. Another case was Zhang Jingli, former ... Zhang was found to be involved in 17 million yuan of illegal business dealings by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's top anti-graft watchdog. Zhang was arrested ...

  6. Two days to plough through 1,900 pages of 'evidence' against Wei Jingsheng

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Zhang Sizhi has spoken little in public about the extraordinary cases he has handled during his law career, but the Wei Jingsheng Foundation published his notes about how ... was charged with plotting to overthrow the state; his court appearance was scheduled for December 1995. Wei's family asked Zhang, the mainland's most senior defence lawyer, to take the case. ...

  7. Heavy jail terms for mafia twins

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The infamous Zhang brothers, the youngest of the Chongqing mafia bosses caught up in the recent underworld sweep, have been sentenced to 17 years in jail. The 23-year-old twins shot to nationwide notoriety when photos were posted online of one of their casinos- located inside a government building. The brothers, Zhang Bo and Zhang Tao, were convicted of organised ...

  8. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A petitioner in Shandong has been sentenced to 21 months of 're-education through labour' for taking part in a peaceful demonstration, a rights group claims. Zhang ... part in the demonstration, which was held in support of a group called the China League of Victims. Zhang was an active member of the league in Shandong, who 'frequently gave legal advice ...

  9. Beijing lawyer's two-year prison sentence is greeted with dismay

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang About 600 advocates are demanding that he be found innocent on all charges Zhang Jianzhong, a high-profile Beijing lawyer who defended senior officials in corruption trials, has ... of lawyers who are watching the case closely across the country,' said Zhang Yansheng, a lawyer with the Beijing Dayu Law Office. Zhang Jianzhong, who is best known for defending Cheng Kejie, ...

  10. Pair jailed for life over tower that keeled over

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for embezzlement. Que Jingde and Zhang Zhiqin, sentenced by the Shanghai Municipal No1 People's Court, are former employees of the Meilong town government. Que, who was the assistant to the town chief among other job titles, was a board member of the Meidu Real Estate Company and the second-largest shareholder. Both he and Zhang, Meidu's former board chairman who owned 64 per cent ...




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